Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Knit for Winter 2015: Supporting First Touch Premature Babies

My mission for the next couple of weeks is to knit tiny bonnets for premature babies. I was recently contacted by Sunrise Senior Living and asked if I would be interested in supporting and publicising their latest  Knit For Winter campaign.  This year they are helping First Touch by knitting blankets and bonnets for premature babies born at St. George's Hospital in London.  I'm a Londoner and love to support local causes as well as those further afield.

Sunrise Senior Living very kindly sent me this yarn.  I would have used my own yarn if I had any left.  But I spent the summer knitting through my supplies of 4ply baby yarn and couldn't really justify buying more.  

I chose to knit the hats rather than the blanket as I already have a large blanket in progress.  I have set that aside temporarily even though it is almost finished.  The intended recipient won't be born until March!  So these little warm hats are needed more urgently.  I should be able to knit several with this 200g of lovely King Cole Baby yarn. 

If you fancy knitting a simple blanket or some baby hats, see here for details and patterns.


  1. When my children were little, only your grandmother told you to keep that baby's head warm. Now I think a hat is the second thing on a baby, right after the umbilical clamp. A lot of tiny babies will be happy.

    1. My health visitor told me that a baby should wear a hat every day for the first year....either a warm hat or a sun hat. I followed that advice. After the first year, my daughter used to pull the hats off!

  2. That is so kind of you to knit the baby hats.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

  3. Oh this is fantastic Una.
    If you need anyone to help please feel free to start a topic over on our RAVELRY GROUP 'SIBOL'.
    Thank you also for your very kind comments on the Blog, always very much appreciated and may I wish you and your readers a Very Happy Christmas and New Year!
    Love Sue x

  4. I shall take on the challenge and knit some baby hats.Have a lovely Xmas.Barbarax

  5. A very deserving cause. Enjoy your knitting! Happy Christmas! xx

  6. You are so lovely to knit for this wonderful cause.

  7. wonderful cause and as always you are so very generous with your knitting xx

  8. Another great cause and I agree, it's extra nice to support a local group.


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